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Thunderclap – the social media flashmob!

As part of my summer internship here at the WSI I am promoting Web Science in all shapes and forms. Part of that involves promoting our MOOC (Web Science) and I am also helping to promote Dr Lisa Harris' brand new MOOC in Digital Marketing. I have been investigating the concept of a Thunderclap. A Thunderclap is... if you can imagine it... a flashmob on social media. It is a way of putting across a message to as many people  as possible using social media. Continue reading →

So what do the digichamps actually do?

With many thanks to the film-making wizardry of Simon Morice, the interviewing skills of Flo Broderick and contributions from Gareth Beeston, Renaldo Bernard and Eamonn Walls…this is what the #digichamps do :-) See more on the Digichamps blog. It's been a busy week for the digichamps. Continue reading →

Using social media to present about social media…

Making the most of social media preso with @graemeearl & @flobroderick to @multisoton #digichamps #sotonde— Lisa Harris (@lisaharris) July 4, 2013 As @lisaharris @GraemeEarl @FloBroderick are speaking about social media, I thought I should tweet about it! #usrg— Rikki Prince (@rikkiprince) July 4, 2013 @GraemeEarl is live at the USRG Chairs Meeting all the way from the @PortusProject pic.twitter. Continue reading →

#Digichamp Flo Broderick on learning to be a Reporter

Only a month ago I spent my Monday morning at university attending a Digichamps workshop on creating and editing video on smartphones with David Willox and Simon Morice of icmReporting.  After learning about conducting video interviews, we exchanged contact details and a month later I found myself working as a news reporter at Digital Media Europe 2013, a conference organized by WAN-IFRAon digital trends within the media industry. Continue reading →

The 2013 Digital Literacies Conference #sotonMOOC

Written by @garethpbeeston and first published on the #digichamps blog: The #SotonMOOC conference held today was host to a number of prestigious people from UK businesses and Universities, hoping to debate the challenges involved with building, moderating and launching a MOOC. The event was kicked off by our very own @HughDavis who spoke about the projects in which @CITESoton is involved with across the University and how we can develop online education to cater to the digital arena. Continue reading →

My experience as a Digital Champion at Random Hacks of Kindness (#RHoKSoton)

Random Hacks of Kindness was a delightful experience for the Digital Champions. Before the event we met twice to learn more about #RHoK, our tasks, and technologies that we were not familiar with, and that we were supposed to use during this social hacking weekend. Ivan (@IvanMelendezCh) was responsible for managing the Digital Champions and arranging the meet ups before the event, to let us know about the required tasks and technologies used during the weekend. Continue reading →

Random Hacks of Kindness Event: 1st – 2nd December at University of Southampton #rhoksoton

Dirk Gorissen from Engineering is running this weekend's Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event in the University of Southampton Mountbatten Building (53). It takes place in the Common Room on Level 3. A RHoK (founded by Google, Microsoft, Nasa, and others) is all about bringing domain experts, programmers, and makers together for a weekend in order to solve problems related to humanity and international development. Continue reading →